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LHAC Expansion

The LHAC is expanding today the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference voted to extend invitations to 14 area school districts

Back in February 5 of those school districts agreed to enter the conference

Berlin, Windber, Conemaugh Township, North Star and Meyersdale

The 9 other schools invited to the expansion include

Tyrone, Bellwood, Huntingdon, Clearfield, Philipsburg-Osecola, Bellefonte, Bald Eagle Area, Penns Valley, and Hollidaysburg who was invited for all sports expcet football

According to LHAC chairman Scott Close a committee of athletic directors from the expanded league will be formed to work on the new sections of the confernce

The proposal is anticipated to be designed by late April with approval from all schools of the alignment coming in early May

The idea of the expansion is to create yearly rivalries and minimize travel, with championships between sections in certain sports along with league wide championships in individaul events

The schools will join the conference starting in the 2023-24 season

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